Consulates cannot help you get a visa to enter Mexico. Tourist and business travel visas for Mexico are easy to obtain for citizens of many countries. In addition, and for work and residence permits, you must adhere to the Mexican immigration policy. If you are looking for work in Mexico, your country`s consulate will not be able to help you find it or get a work permit for you. There are 21 U.S. immigration attorneys enrolled in the program, which has been extended until March 31. The program has already helped 780 people by paying for legal representation at a total cost of more than $120,000. The lists of lawyers are the result of recommendations received at the embassy and consulates, as well as the direct contact of the embassy/consulates with the lawyers. The specialization of each lawyer is listed along with other relevant information. Mexican Immigration Guide: for visits to Mexico and those seeking legal residency, including retirement, work or Mexicans. The consulate will not investigate crimes or search for a missing person; They also cannot give you legal advice, although they may be able to give you a list of private investigators and/or lawyers that you can contact directly to get legal help in these cases.

You must fund your own investigations and/or legal defense in the event of a lawsuit against you. Lawyers not on the list These lists are not exhaustive. Many reputable lawyers have chosen not to be accepted. Therefore, if you choose a Mexican lawyer whose name is not on the list, you can check their legal qualifications and any complaints registered with the Mexican Bar Association. A program run by the Mexican consulate in El Paso that pays immigration lawyers will be extended until March, officials said. Immigrant assistance programs are part of a variety of consulate-related services offered to Mexican citizens, including domestic violence workshops, vaccinations, and assistance for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) applicants. Foreign embassies are still located in the capital (Mexico City), although some of these countries – notably the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom – also have a network of satellite consulates in some provincial cities of Mexico, mainly in locations compatible with their strategic business interests. In the event of civil unrest, natural disasters or terrorist incidents, consulates may make special arrangements to provide additional assistance to their citizens. In the unlikely event of a major disaster, your consulate may, at its discretion, set up an emergency response program to provide direct and/or indirect assistance to its citizens affected by the event.

If you are a U.S. citizen and need to be evacuated, note that the U.S. charges for the evacuation of its citizens based on the price of an economy class airfare. If you live in Mexico, registering with your local consulate can expedite any assistance offered to you or your family. Many countries have an embassy and/or consulate in Mexico. Embassies are mainly set up to facilitate trade and diplomatic relations in a foreign territory, and their consular services also offer certain services to assist their citizens abroad. The notary plays an important legal role in Mexico and is your main point of contact for real estate transactions. Some documents issued abroad must be apostilled (notarized) by your home country before submitting them to legal proceedings. The consulate cannot give you money, pay medical or legal fees, or cover any bills you may incur if you get into trouble locally. In exceptional cases, some consulates may lend you money from a public fund, usually for repatriation costs in extreme cases, and this money must be repaid.

The most common service of consulates is the issuance of replacement or emergency passports to their citizens if the documents are lost, damaged, stolen or expired. and the issuance of new passports for descendants and relatives of citizens, if the country`s policy allows descendants and foreign-born relatives to carry them. Some countries (e.g. the United Kingdom) have centralized the issuance of their passports and, when this is the case, the consulate only issues emergency passports in Mexico. Not all lawyers about whom the Embassy and Consulates have received complaints are included in this list. We are also aware of the coyote problem, and no one considered a coyote by the embassy and consulates or associated with the coyote trade was included. (Coyotes are people who claim to be or represent influential lawyers who can arrange a quick release from prison in exchange for a large sum of money, but whose successes are limited to robbing friends and family of their resources.) The embassy and its 9 consulates general cannot represent U.S. citizens in court or provide legal assistance. Instead, you can contact a lawyer in Mexico who can advise you on your options and remedies in the Mexican legal system.

The embassy and consulates in Mexico maintain a list of local lawyers who speak English. However, we cannot recommend any particular lawyer and assume no responsibility for the quality of the services provided. If you have dual Mexican citizenship, for example: Mexican U.S. citizen, the foreign consulate generally cannot offer you consular assistance or intervene on your behalf with local authorities when you are in Mexico. Consulates also provide assistance when children have been abducted, a citizen has died and people are missing, albeit with restrictions – see „Investigative work“ below. Under this program, the Mexican government pays U.S. immigration attorneys to help Mexican citizens apply for U.S. residency or citizenship. The consulate also helps undocumented immigrants file their U.S. taxes.

While consulates offer a range of useful services to their citizens, the support they provide is also limited. The exact services and restrictions vary from country to country, but those listed here are the main services offered by most consulates. This page on the U.S. Department of State`s website provides a summary of what a U.S. consulate can and cannot do in a crisis. Policies in other countries are likely to be similar. Your country`s consulate cannot interfere with Mexican legal, judicial and immigration rules and processes. They can`t get you out of jail or prevent your immigration status from being changed or revoked.

You cannot demand that you be treated better in prison than Mexican citizens. „Many U.S. citizens who are children of Mexican parents have preferred to travel around the world on a Mexican passport,“ Buchio said. While we have exercised caution in compiling this list, we cannot guarantee or assume responsibility for the competence or integrity of the individuals whose names are listed. For this reason, we are pleased to receive positive and negative feedback on the performance of the lawyers on the list. These comments will assist us in the annual review of the list. Title In Mexico, the title „Licenciado“ (abbreviated Lic.) is used to refer to a professional person, not necessarily a lawyer.